Day Trips from Prague

This tour is a refreshing trip to the country side of Czech Republic. Meet your guide at your hotel and begin your journey. First you will visit Plasy, which is a small town with scenic views on the Střela River in the Plzeň Region. Plasy was home to a Cistercian monastery during the Middle Ages. Mauritius Vogt was educated there and later joined the order. Next stop will be in Pilsen, home to the famous Pilsner Urquell beer. The most visited sight of Pilsen is the Gothic Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, founded in the late 13th century, whose tower, at 102 metres (335 feet), is the highest in the Czech Republic. There is also a Renaissance Town Hall, and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in Europe. Of course, you must visit the legendary Pilsner Urquell Brewery to experience history of Pilsen pubs, see the complete facilities of the brewery, including the laboratory and at the end you can even taste the beverage fondly called the 'liquid bread' in Czech Republic. Enjoy lunch at the brewery’s restaurant or other local restaurant. Afterwards drive a short distance north of Pilsen to arrive in Manětín, which has a picturesque Square with the Baroque Church of Saint John the Baptist. Finally, we will visit the nearby town of Luková, which in 2011 had only four inhabitants. We will see the ruin of Church of Saint Jiří, which is very popular among tourists because of the exposition of 32 ghost sculptures sitting on benches. They represent Sudeten Germans who visited the church every Sunday. Return to Prague and rest of the evening at your own leisure. LUKOVA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS St. Bartholomew Cathedral, Pilsen